Trauma (therapy Thursdays)

Empty eyes, gazing away- lost and marous. The look when trauma enters the room. It’s like a flickering light, deciding on whether or not it’s going to stay on or off. And once it’s on or off, there is no turning back. It’s like a 50 foot wave has crashed upon the person sitting across…

And do you think this is awakening ?(psychosis and spirituality)

Hello, Thank you for reading and joining me down this rabbit hole. That still produces more questions than answers. I have read several articles that discuss psychosis and psychotic breaks as a spiritual awakening.  I think that is a beautiful thought and idea. However, in working in mental health, I haven’t experienced a person who…

Broken pieces (psychosis and spirituality)

Piece by piece. Part by part. Like a trail of tear, we leave pieces of ourselves behind Easier to run then to stay. We hate being in pain. We avoid it at all costs. Magic heals. Belief heals. Desire heals. We heal.  We unconsciously emit our wounds and traumsa. They seep out affecting our perceptions…

Lines and Labels (Psychosis and Spirituality)

I sat with intake after intake at the community mental health crisis center. I sit with clients in my office. And each presents a different story. A different set of life situations. And each deals with traumas and dreams that affect their daily life. Some have been labeled bipolar, schizophrenic, manic-depressive and others are nothing…

Are we in the matrix? (psychosis and spirituality)

Over the weekend, I watched Year Million. Experts, on the show, theorize that we may already be living in the matrix and if we aren’t now, then in the future we will for sure be uploaded and living digitally. However all the same issues that exist now with the on line universe will exist in…

Is Spirituality Changing? (Psychosis and Spirituality)

I love when the universe brings me themes. This week I had more than one conversation with three very different people about how religion was changing. I was faced with the question, is the religious dogma outdated? Is there a birth of a new tradition that encompasses multiple traditions? And does this new view of…

More questions- Psychosis and Spirituality

I recently read an article on psychopathic children. It was a fascinating read. I usually try to polish my posts but this post is fresh from my processing what I read. Straight from my mind to keyboard. I wonder about the neuroscience of psychosis and of spirituality? And then about the research that says we…

Qualm vs anxiety

Would my anxiety Prefer to go by qualm Would such a word ease My sweaty shaky hands that betray me when I write My jack hammer heart about to break free from my chest to run away and hid under the bed. The words that get caught in my throat and then stammer out Would…

Staying stuck- Therapy Thursdays

I really don’t know what I am doing. I jumped without a parachute. And as I am falling. I am freaking out. Scrambling. Searching. Closing my eyes and praying. What the f*ck did I just do? I have sat in this place of misery. The burnout The fatigue. The drain. The exhaustion. I have wallowed…

A Healer, A Shaman and A Catholic (Psychosis and Spirituality)

I was blessed to be able to interview a few people about their thoughts and feelings about psychosis and spirituality.  Here is what I learned: Robin Wiggs the phenomenal healing owner of Alchemy of Light. My spiritual beliefs:  I was brought up in a Christian home and while, even as a child, many of the teachings…